Immigration brings more visas online

Staff Reporter –  Visitors and migrant workers to New Zealand can file their respective applications online instead of visiting Embassies, High Commissions and Consular Offices, according to Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) began the online scheme recently, which Mr Woodhouse described as ‘fantastic news,’ but whether the new system will make those in charge of border security…

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Prejudices preclude progress of Indo-Fijian women

Mahendra Sukhdeo –  Indo-Fijian women appear to have attained a new sense of independence and entrepreneurship. In commercial activities, they are known for their partnership with their family members.  There is also a resurgence of involvement in cultural activities. A defining ethnocentric political event for Fiji, the coups of 1987 led the disenchanted Indo-Fijians to leave the shores in droves.…

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Kiwis slow to accept women in high places

Ansuya Naidoo –  It has been widely discussed in recent years that women’s increased participation and success in the workforce is a critical component affecting the future of organisations and the New Zealand economy. We know that women are powerful drivers of economic growth. Economists across the world have cited strong macroeconomic reasons for a more robust representation of women…

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